Filed under: Featured Videos , News , Radio Highlight , UFC , Videos Demian Maia is considered one of the most humble and respectful people in the MMA industry. But he has a few thoughts for the people who call him a “human backpack” or consider his fighting style “boring.” Maia (24-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC), who picked up his sixth consecutive UFC welterweight victory with a first-round submission of Carlos Condit (30-10 MMA, 7-6 UFC) in this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 21 main event at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, is on the short-list of the most successful ground fighters to ever compete in MMA. Related: UFC on FOX 21 results: Demian Maia runs through Carlos Condit's ground game in less than two minutes The majority of Maia’s 18 octagon victories (tied for third most in company history) have come on the ground, and he’s finished half of those wins by submission (tied for second most in company history ). And although he became the first since 2006 to tap Condit in a fight, the Brazilian is sometimes still criticized for not being appealing enough. Maia said he’s aware of that segment of the audience, and in response, questioned their level of intelligence when it comes to what they are watching. “They need to read what sport they’re going too,” Maia told MMAjunkie Radio

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UFC on FOX 21 winner Demian Maia: MMA needs to be treated as a sport, not a show – MMA Junkie

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